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ECOWAS VP, Sanwo-Olu to discuss leadership, youth development 


Vice-President, Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Finda Koroma, will share thoughts on issues on leadership, youth development, entrepreneurship and regional cooperation across Africa and the Middle East in Lagos.
Koroma, who will deliver the keynote address at the 11th edition of the JCI Leadership Excellence for National Development (LEND) Seminar and Podcast Series in Lagos on September 4, 2021, will provide the regional and international perspective to the topic: ‘Leadership, Youth, Entrepreneurship and Regional Cooperation.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu will also pitch the immense ecological, human, business and investment assets as well as potential of the coastal state to guests from across the world that would be converging on Lagos for the 2021 JCI Africa and Middle East (AMESA) Conference from September 2 to 5, 2021.


The LEND seminar, which is organised by JCI Nigeria Senate Association, is one of the key events of the AMESA summit, under the theme: ‘Building Emerging Leaders for Africa and the Middle East.
“This is such an interesting topic and I look forward to sharing my ideas and insights with distinguished members and guests of the Junior Chamber International. As always, it will be another opportunity for me to showcase the work of the ECOWAS Commission, and exchange views on the pace of challenges and developments in the West Africa region,” Koroma said.
Chairperson of the JCI Nigeria Senate Association, Nneka Itabor, said ECOWAS Vice President is the perfect personality to address the Nigerian and international audiences on the extant realities of personal and institutional leadership, entrepreneurship and cross-border trade in West Africa.
She said the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, (NCDMB), will provide a national perspective to the topic and speak to the ongoing reforms he is spearheading at the NCDMB, while the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Mrs. Teju Abisoye, will deliver the opening keynote address titled: “Trust Funds and Shaping the Future of Jobs.”
She said there would be a panel discourse by business, government and nonprofit sector leaders, such as the Deputy Governor of Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Adebisi Shonubi; Executive Director, Heritage Bank Plc., Dr. Jude Monye; Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investments and Acting Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Solape Hammond; Africa Director of Policy and Partnerships at NewGlobe, Dr. Adekunbi Wuraola and Executive Director of FATE Foundation, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi.

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